[XForms] New release XForms 1.0.91

Serge Bromow serge at dineamix.ca
Sun Nov 23 21:48:44 EST 2008

To subscribers of the xforms list

Hi Jens,

Compiled the libraries without incident. I recompiled some of the x-apps 
using the new static xforms library with some odd results. Since I am 
unable to include pictures with this post you can view them at 
"www.dineamix.ca/xforms" along with some notes.

As a note I did not use the new GL or flimage libraries. Maybe I should? 
I will try these libraries later once our production compiles have 



Jens Thoms Toerring wrote:
> To subscribers of the xforms list
> Hi everybody,
>    as threatend I have uploaded a new release of XForms, 1.0.91.
> You can download it from
> http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/xforms/xforms-1.0.91.tar.gz
> I hope that this is another step on the rather long-winded road to
> the 1.1.0 version and I would like to thank all of you for contri-
> buting code and bug fixes, send bug reports or made suggestions!
> Very special thanks go to Angus Leeming and Jean-Marc Lasgouttes
> who both did a lot of excellent work I then could continue from.
>    There are a few cosmetic changes compared to the last pre-release,
> mostly to silence a few compiler warnings (gcc 4.3.2 is a bit more
> picky than the older version I was using before). I hope that I did
> not break anything essential with these minor changes...
>    With the new release out I guess we should take a look at what's
> needed on the further road to 1.1.0. I have three points that I think
> could be interesting:
> a) Make the documentation available in a useful format and work in
>    the changes that have been made in the code
> b) UTF-8 support
> c) Support for TrueType fonts
> I guess I will start with a) as soon as possible since I feel that
> a library without proper documentation is rather useless. As I al-
> ready wrote a few days ago I am still undecided about the format.
> I got the suggestion via private email to use a Wiki. While that
> looks like a good solution I am a bit concerned where we could host
> a Wiki and if there are enough people prepared to make sure it won't
> get vandalized. There is also the question if it's possible to get a
> nicely printed version out of it (but maybe it's only me that likes
> printed documentation nowadays, so that isn't necessarily a relevant
> argument). If someone has thoughts about all that please let me know.
> Points b) and c) are from my personal wishlist but I don't know how
> relevant they are to others. There probably are a lot of other, more
> important points that need some work and I would like to ask you to
> discuss them here on the mailing list!
> Another point I am a bit concerned about is the claim made in several
> places that XForms works X11 R4, R5 and R6 as well as with operating
> systems as OS2, VMS etc. I have no access to machines with X11 R4 or
> R5 or OS2 or VMS so I am in no position to determine if these are
> still correct. Are there some people out there that can confirm them
> or should we better stop making these claims?
> And, of course, there will still be a number of bugs in the new
> release. So, please, don't stop sending me bug reports about what-
> ever you find not to be working correctly.
>                                  Best regards, Jens


Serge Bromow
DineAmix Inc.
<serge at dineamix.ca>
888 411-6636
Ottawa, Canada.


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